Amazing Infographic Shows How 10 Companies Own The World's Food Brands...
So you're starting to do your due diligence when you shop, you're looking at labels and you're finally starting to trust some brands and you know which brands to avoid. Then out of no where comes this amazingly eyeopening infographic. Out of the hundreds of products at our disposal, only ten major corporations manufacture the bulk of what we toss in our shopping carts.
If you're looking to stock up on anything from soda to potato chips, you can be sure it's owned by either Mondelez, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Nestle, PepsiCo, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Danone, General Mils, Kellogg's, and Unilever own just about everything you could hope to buy.
In order to get a better grasp on the situation, Oxfam International has created a one of a kind, comprehensive infographic that reveals the ridiculous amount of reach the "Big 10" food and beverage companies have. This truly shows how easy it is to be misinformed about the American food system.
For example, PepsiCo produces Quaker granola bars, and Nestlé makes Kit Kat bars but also frozen California Pizza Kitchen pies. To the surprise of many, Pineapple Fanta isn’t sourced straight from the mythical Fanta Islands, but canned right alongside Barq’s root beer at the Coca-Cola factory.
According to Oxfam’s report, “The world’s largest food and beverage companies have a lot of power – but you have more. And because they’re not using theirs enough to help poor communities or the planet, you can use yours to change the way they do business.”
Like we often recommend, if you're looking to avoid the monopoly of "The Big 10", we suggest shopping at local farmers' markets if you can. Your body will thank you for skipping out on the processed foods and Coca Cola.